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V44 - big Osprey?

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posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 06:55 AM
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Wow, dig thought eh old posts, why dont you waynos?

But with reference to your above post, lol. Trust em.




posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by waynos
WOW! I never realised that the US Aerospace giants got their ideas from reading old British comics.



Actually, the comic got the idea from the US Air Force Curtiss-Wright X-19A from 1960... over 10 years earlier.

X-19



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:20 PM
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WHOOOSH!

"what was that?"

"That was the point mate, flying right over your head"


Said point being (apart from the obvious jest) that a type of aircraft depicted in a comic in 1971 is still only a projected theory as far as practical operations goes.

Or as they say 'nothing new under the sun'.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by SpudmanWP

Originally posted by waynos
WOW! I never realised that the US Aerospace giants got their ideas from reading old British comics.



Actually, the comic got the idea from the US Air Force Curtiss-Wright X-19A from 1960... over 10 years earlier.

X-19


I almost thought I was the only one who caught on to that fact! What is with designers these days? Can't they come up with ANYTHING original? I can't wait to see what 'NEW' design they'll come up with next. Heck, I'll just flip open a 30 year old aviation book. I'm sure it will be there.


[edit on 18-7-2006 by TSR2005]


GSA

posted on Jul, 21 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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theres a four engined osprey that has been tested as a scale model and wind tunnel tests, I'll get the links for you.

But in my opinion enough people got killed trying to use two engined Ospreys, let alone the carnage that will entail from 4...

heres the link.

www.hitechweb.szm.sk...

This web site above is the absolute bees when it comes to rare and hard to find images of aircraft development - the guy has a load of pictures that are one offs!



posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 12:32 AM
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Looks like the Quad Tilt Rotor (QTR) is movin right along.

Nasa langley just finished wind tunnel tests on a 20% scale model.


Quad Tiltrotor concept moves on




posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 11:30 PM
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Interesting. Could this possibly be a replacement for the C130 gunship? Obviously it would be more effective due to its hovering capabilities. The lift capabilities this thing would have would also be a huge upgrade. Could this also be a replacement for the Chinooks as well?

Does anyone have anything new in regards to the V44?



posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 01:46 AM
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The Navy Test & Evaluation (New River) did some of its tactical evaluation of the V-22 Osprey at a secret little valley near my mine in Gold Butte (Nevada) about 50 miles east of Nellis AFB in the South Virgin mountains.

We used to go down there on our ATV's and watch them. What it looked like they were doing was evaluating different angles of approach to reduce the dust. Nothing they tried seemed to help very much. Here is a picture of one of the approaches. I can imagine what 4 rotors kicking up dust would look like.

By the way, one of the honchos came over and pointed at my camera and said, "I'd better not see any of those pictures on the internet." So I would appreciate it if nobody says anything. Thanks.





posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 03:29 AM
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^^ cough link maybe kinda big



posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 10:41 AM
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Oh for gods sake Popular Mechanics .... How original. V-44 'double ospey'?



Hmmmm... Do they just copy things out of videogames? Even the name is the same as one in X-plane.


"I'd better not see any of those pictures on the internet." So I would appreciate it if nobody says anything. Thanks.

Weeee won't.




[edit on 11-8-2007 by C0bzz]



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 03:18 PM
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I think it could be a plausible replacement for the gunship. It could also carry more of a load then a C130. It could get more marines and their equipment to a fire fight faster. You could land one on a carrier. If your runways been bombed, no worries, just use the VTOL capabilities. I think there are more benefits to such a craft then not.



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 08:52 PM
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It looks like an interesting aircraft - I'd imagine a QTR would be a bit more stable and a good deal easier to fly than the V-22, but I'd hate to see what happens with an engine out.



What the heck are those V44's doing in the second to last pic? There's three of them I think and it looks like they're taking out some drug lords' cabanas or something. I dunno, it just bugs me.


Yeah that's a pretty disturbing image, it looks like they're blowing up a bunch of hapless unarmed Third World refugee types



posted on Aug, 12 2007 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
It looks like an interesting aircraft - I'd imagine a QTR would be a bit more stable and a good deal easier to fly than the V-22, but I'd hate to see what happens with an engine out.


I was reading an article that I cant find at the moment, it was saying how the V44 would have laser weaponry capabilities. Meaning RPGs and such, could be successfully taken out before they could cause any damage to the engines. Now as far as experiencing engine failure.. The V22 for instance has an onboard computer that tells you whats wrong with any part of the aircraft. Experiencing such in mid flight though is another thing.



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 12:12 PM
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The quad tilt rotor is also part of the Joint Heavy Lift (JHL) project.

Its "competing" along with a Boeing Super Chinook (similar to HLH from the 70's), two Sikorsky designs (coaxial crane, and X2 style C130 size chopper) and and normal tiltrotor from Frontier Systems

See link for concept models of the two Sikorsky designs, and one of Boeing's quad:
www.defense-update.com...

Cheers,

Leibolmai



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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They will never retire the AC-130. for some stupid v-44. the cv-22 and the mv-22 are junk they cant even fly right with out a problem. and the ac-130 cost less to keep up in the air then the cv-22 or the v-44. for all of you out there that thinks the osprey is an awesome bird you are very wrong. try working on one. the bird is the stupidest design ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 07:36 AM
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Well heck I guess I'll waste my time on an Anon posting.
Why not try getting into some sort of detail. For someone who works on the machine your argument is more then a little lacking.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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How exactly is the Osprey the most stupid design ever?



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